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Catering staff at wedding reception

Catering staff at wedding reception Village Hall , Dolton, 30 August 1975 More like this

Morley King on his tractor

Morley King on his tractor Middle Week, Iddesleigh, November 1976 More like this

The churchyard at Shobrooke

The churchyard at Shobrooke Shobrooke, April 1989 More like this

Butcher shop

Butcher shop South Molton Street, Chulmleigh, December 1989 More like this

Fete at Torridge View Residential Home

Fete at Torridge View Residential Home Torridge View, Torrington, August 1977 More like this

Ruined cob barn

Ruined cob barn Bonds near, Chulmleigh, September 1987 More like this

The Revd. “Bill” Smyth collecting money...

The Revd. “Bill” Smyth collecting money... Roborough Church, June 1982 More like this

Jean Harris, teacher, and Leigh Hiscock

Jean Harris, teacher, and Leigh Hiscock Chulmleigh Primary School, June 1988 More like this

Near the source of the River Taw,...

Near the source of the River Taw,... Belstone above,..., March 1988 More like this

Bill Smale with his prize-winning onions

Bill Smale with his prize-winning onions St Giles in the Wood, 26 October 1974 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

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by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

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